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Princess wedding dresses: from classic to modern
28 April 2021

Princess wedding dresses: from classic to modern

A fitted waist, a wide skirt which flows from the hip and a long skirt which skims the floor in a circle: This is how we typically picture the princess wedding dress, heir to the famous “New Look” created in 1947 by Christian Dior for his first eponymous haute couture fashion collection. This collection would give rise to some of the most beautiful and romantic wedding dresses of all time.

Romantic and versatile

It is a predominantly traditional style, the style that little girls dream of when picturing their big day. In Rosa Clará’s 2021 wedding dress collection, we reimagine both the traditional style and the more modern version and show how a princess dress can succeed in being versatile and spectacular all at once. With a fairy-tale skirt, what sets this style apart is the fact that it is rarely seen outside of a wedding environment.

Ideal for balancing the silhouette

 Princess wedding dresses are perfect for cinching in the waist and flattering the hips due to the width of the skirt. As such, they enhance most body types, but are particularly suitable for women who wish to balance out larger hips and thighs. On the other hand, they add volume to this area of the body which is flattering on straighter body shapes. Particularly voluminous skirts may be ill advised for brides of shorter statue, however at Rosa Clará we work hard to ensure that we have a princess wedding dress for any body type so we always recommended trying one on – you may be pleasantly surprised!

Combining tulle and lace to create a classic princess look

 If you have a classic look in mind, you’ve probably imagined yourself wearing a lace wedding dress with a wide tulle skirt and elegant beadwork. It is one of the most iconic versions of the princess style and you will certainly see many of these 2020 wedding dresses in the Rosa Clará and Rosa Clará Couture collections. Whether it’s a sweetheart or V neckline or a strapless gown, it is a look that is truly timeless and one which many brides choose. Another option if you like the classic style is to choose a dress in amalfi fabric or brocade that, with its architectural lines, has all the charm of haute couture with an added Rosa Clará touch. It’s like something out of a fairy tale.

Boho wedding outfits with inserts and colours: for the modern-day princess

 If you are looking for something lighter, we still have princess dresses for you. This regal silhouette can be transformed into a boho chic wedding dress with some clever ideas such as combining a lightweight tulle skirt with a pretty long-sleeved bodice and guipure details, for example. Complete the look with romantic floral hair ornaments, such as those you can find in our accessories collection, and break with tradition.

For those who want to enhance their sensuality, the princess cut has something to offer. Playing with transparency and lace in an illusion neckline can update this silhouette in a way that is both elegant and alluring.

Finally, another way to feel like an up-to-the-minute princess is to ditch the traditional white and choose colour! At Rosa Clará we also offer several rosé designs for brides who dare to be different.

After seeing all the varieties of princess dresses, which do you feel is the most ‘you’? Classic or modern? Boho or sensual? Request an appointment and visit one of our stores to see our designs up close, and we’ll help you find your inspiration.